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Parking and Transit Apps Get Upgrades as Smart Columbus Projects Wind Down

Brent Warren Brent Warren Parking and Transit Apps Get Upgrades as Smart Columbus Projects Wind Down

Columbus won the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City challenge in 2016, unlocking $40 million in federal grant money and a $10 million grant from Paul Allen’s Vulcan, Inc. Now, with the four-year initiative set to wind down, some of the projects funded by that money will end completely, some will continue with different funding sources, […]

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COTA Sets Date for Return to Fare Collection

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Sets Date for Return to Fare Collection

The Central Ohio Transit Authority will resume collecting fares on its buses on January 11. Bus rides have been free since March 19, when the agency’s Board of Trustees voted to suspend fare collection and to require passengers to board the bus at the side door instead of the front. Riders can buy new a […]

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Federal Funds Directed Toward Two Transit Corridor Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Federal Funds Directed Toward Two Transit Corridor Projects

The first two transit corridors planned under the LinkUs initiative have made it onto a list of projects that will receive federal funding within the next four years. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) maintains the list – called the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – and announced last week that both the Northwest corridor and […]

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COTA Update: Free Fares Continue, C-Pass Extended and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Update: Free Fares Continue, C-Pass Extended and More

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) continues to make adjustments to its schedule and operations, nearly eight months after the agency’s first pandemic-related service cuts. After another round of service changes in September, COTA has now restored service to 78% of its pre-COVID routes, according to a presentation given during a virtual public meeting earlier […]

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Interview: All Things Hyperloop and Passenger Rail with Thea Ewing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: All Things Hyperloop and Passenger Rail with Thea Ewing

For a technology that is still under development and has not been proven to work in anything close to a full-scale setting, the Hyperloop continues to get a lot of attention, particularly in Columbus. There has been a steady stream of news and announcements about the idea since early 2017, when a route including Chicago, […]

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The Confluence Cast: Behind the Hyperloop Hype

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Behind the Hyperloop Hype

When is Columbus getting a Hyperloop?! CU Reporter Brent Warren spoke with MORPC’s Director of Transportation & Infrastructure Development, Thea Ewing, to discuss where things stand with plans for the Hyperloop, what’s holding Columbus back from having mass transit, and the importance of redundancies in technology; including transportation. Shownotes for this episode Connect with the […]

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City Seeks Feedback on Scioto Trail Extension, Quarry Trails Connection

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Seeks Feedback on Scioto Trail Extension, Quarry Trails Connection

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is seeking feedback on a future trail extension that would fill in a key gap in the trail network while also connecting it to the new Quarry Trails Metro Park. The Scioto Trail currently runs from the South Side to West Fifth Avenue, winding its way through Downtown along […]

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